Every piece of art has been so meticulously studied and described that the book can be perused and relished by scholars and students with equal ease… Dr. Dallapiccola's prodigious narrative draws the untrained eye to see and delight in details that one may have missed.
    Indo American News

    The British Museum Press must be congratulated for issuing this handsomely produced volume, illustrated with colour plates throughout, and commissioning Dallapiccola, one of the very few specialists in the field, to write the text.
    George Mitchell, Royal Asiatic Society

    South Indian Paintings

    SKU: cmc24247

    £60.00 Members' price *


    This is the first catalogue of the British Museum's collection of paintings from South India. With many never been published before, there are over 250 stunning images included that are reproduced in colour.

    The British Museum's collection of South Indian paintings consists of around 1000 items ranging from the 17th to the 20th century and representing a wide variety of themes and techniques. Only a very few examples from this major collection have been published before. In this book the collection will be catalogued in full, and 250 of the most important pieces will be reproduced in colour.

    Among this material are a number of highly interesting albums such as a set of 91 paintings depicting Hindu mythology, dating from the early decades of the 19th century. More unusual items are long painted scrolls from Andhra illustrating local mythological narratives, the painted cloths from Tamil Nadu depicting the Ramayana epic, and paintings on paper used by the storytellers of northern Karnataka.


    Product code: cmc24247
    Details: Hardback
    Author: Anna L. Dallapiccola
    ISBN: 978 0 7141 2424 7
    Number of pages: 384 pages
    llustrations: 250 colour illustrations
    Weight: 1.592kg
    Standard UK delivery: 5 working days. Overseas times may vary

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